Dance Connection Performing Company (DCPC)
Dance Connection Dance Team (DCDT)
Minimum Class Requirements

All participating dancers must fulfill weekly class requirements in addition to their weekend rehearsal requirements. Requirements vary by age group. DCPC, DCHC and Connectors will have weekly and weekend rehearsal requirements per the published schedule. Dancers are expected to attend all rehearsals as required. DCDT scheduling questions must be directed to Cindy Ginanni. Teachers reserve the right to allow dancers to participate in an event or not and decisions can be made at any time and will be based on commitment to the teacher, fellow dancers and themselves. Attending all rehearsals and events fully prepared and in a timely manner is a huge determining factor in participation.

Fees are posted at the Dance Connection website:

http://www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com/Classes/TuitionFees.html.
Monthly unlimited class rates fees:
Connectors - $156; DCDT - $206; DCHC - $198; DCPC - $279; DCHC – regular monthly tuition rate


Dance Connection Performing Company (DCPC) Ages 12+ (as of September 1, 2015)

  1. Be in Level III-VI (depending on ability) in both Ballet and Jazz at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season.
  2. Enroll in unlimited classes (regardless of how many classes are taken) at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season to include a minimum of two ballet classes and two jazz classes (any style: jazz, lyrical, contemporary) per week although more classes generally result in better performance. Enrollment in Tap, and Hip Hop is optional but highly recommended.
  3. Enrollment in weekly DCPC rehearsal class(es) will be required and registration will be taken care of by Dance Connection once acceptance into the DCPC is confirmed by the dancer.
  4. Attend required weekend rehearsals.
  5. Dancers chosen will have danced at Dance Connection for at least two years OR have shown performing ability with prior dance training at the audition.
  6. Maintain a high academic standard as agreed upon by parent, student and dance teacher. Dancers must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Dance Connection Performing Company (DCPC) Ages 11 and under (as of September 1, 2015)

  1. Be in Level I-II or higher in both Ballet and Jazz at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season.
  2. Enroll in unlimited classes (regardless of how many classes are taken) at Dance Connection for the entire
  3. 2015-16 season to include a minimum of one ballet classes and two two jazz classes (any style: jazz, lyrical, contemporary) per week although more classes generally result in better performance. Enrollment in Tap, and Hip Hop is optional but highly recommended.
  4. Enrollment in weekly DCPC rehearsal class(es) will be required and registration will be taken care of by Dance Connection once acceptance into the DCPC is confirmed by the dancer.
  5. Attend required weekend rehearsals.
  6. Dancers chosen will have danced at Dance Connection for at least one year OR have shown performing
  7. ability with prior dance training at the audition.
  8. Be a good student and work hard to excel in all areas academically.

Dance Connection Hip Hop Company (DCHC)

  1. Enroll in at least one weekly class hip hop class at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season.
  2. Enroll in the weekly team rehearsal class (one per style/group) to learn choreography and set formations.
  3. Attend two prior consecutive rehearsals, in order to perform with their group.
  4. Attend required weekend rehearsals for special performances as scheduled.
  5. Be a good student and work hard to excel in all areas academically.

Dance Connection Dance Team (DCDT)

  1. Enroll in one weekly class in their preferred style(s) at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season.
  2. Enroll in the weekly team rehearsal class (one per style/group) to learn choreography and set formations.
  3. Attend two prior consecutive rehearsals, in order to perform with their group.
  4. Attend required weekend rehearsals for special performances as scheduled.
  5. Be a good student and work hard to excel in all areas academically.

Connectors

  1. Invitation only. After acceptance of invitation, enroll in a minimum of two weekly classes at Dance Connection for the entire 2015-16 season (one of them must be the Wednesday, 3:30 Jazz class at Reach*). It is highly recommended that dancers also enroll in one ballet class and another class (tap/jazz/hip hop).
  2. Enrollment in the weekly Connector rehearsal classes held on Wednesday at 4:15 at Reach* and follows the 3:30 Jazz class. Registration will be taken care of by Dance Connection once Connector acceptance is confirmed by the dancer.
  3. Attend required weekend rehearsals for special performances as scheduled.
  4. Commit to all requirements as outlined in the invitation letter.

*The schedule for 2015-16 has not been finalized at this time so please make a note that the times listed above could change.

NOTE: These are minimum requirements. Most dancers take advantage of the unlimited class rate that comes with your tuition. Taking more than the minimum helps to excel technique and advance to higher levels in all styles of dance.